Trump International Hotel Waikiki
What We Love
- The location, steps from Waikiki’s famous surf beaches
- Three ocean-view restaurants, including one helmed by a famous Manhattan transplant
- This hotel’s rooms resemble luxury apartments, complete with deep soaking tubs, and fully equipped kitchens
- The signature Trump attaché service
What To Know
- Valet indoor parking is available for $33 per day
- WiFi is free
- The hotel is popular with weddings and conference groups
- There’s a focus on families, with kids' amenities and nanny services upon request for an additional fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on the Waikiki Beach Walk, an eight-acre entertainment district encompassing fine dining, exclusive boutiques, and upbeat entertainment, this 400+ room glass and steel tower is within a barefoot stroll of those famous beaches. You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied on property as well, from the infinity pool with lanai deck to poolside service that features bento box lunches courtesy of Executive Chef Shoji Namatame. The light and airy guest accommodations range from studios to three-bedroom suites with laundries and state-of-the-art kitchens, many with inspiring Pacific Ocean views. At the spa, indulge in personalized pampering, such as the Gemstone Spa Treatment, which uses oils infused with diamonds, emeralds, rubies or sapphires.
In the Area
Surrounded by world-class designer boutiques including Luxury Row, DFS T-Galleria, and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, the hotel is steps away from shops like Gucci, Chanel and Dior as well as high-end restaurants like Roy’s Waikiki. Warm water, a sandy ocean floor and gentle waves make Waikiki the ideal place for visitors to learn to surf. Learn from the pros at Hans Hedemann Surf School. Take in panoramic views with a hike at famous Diamond Head, a saucer-shaped crater formed around 300,000 years ago that offers hiking trails and incredible coastal views. Head to KCC Farmers Market on Saturdays to graze on freshly prepared local foods like fried green tomatoes and mochi-covered strawberries. Or head across town for the innovative brunch menu at star-chef Lee Anne Wong’s Koko Head Café. Think breakfast congee with Portuguese sausage, soft-poached egg, cheddar and cinnamon-bacon croutons or a peanut butter, banana tempura sandwich with bacon, local honey and toasted coconut.
How to Get There
The Trump Waikiki was an experience of a life time! We had a three bedroom condo on the 30th floor and the view was phenomenal! Everyone from pre-check-in to check-out was perfect and never turned their back on us! Always there to help us!
I'm looking at buying a vacation rental on O'ahu. Unfortunately, O'ahu recently passed an ordinance limiting the neighborhoods where short term rentals are allowed: Waikīkī, Ko Olina (leeward side) and the North Shore. The prices in Ko Olina are higher vs what I want to spend (more than $1 million), and North Shore is far. So I focused my efforts on condotels in Waikīkī. Trump was fairly new, and in my price range: I gave it a test drive.
Pros: Excellent customer service. Brent checked us in and the bags were up to our room before we arrived (we stopped by to check out the gym); Max 5 min walk to the beach; Good size room (500 sf) w/ large shower/tub space and dual sinks; Kitchenette w/ two burner stove, small fridge & micro; Toto washlet to keep you fresh; Spa and fancy restaurant on site; Nice gym; Close to Ala Moana Mall, Foodland, Zippys, and the strip (Kalakāuā); Close to plenty of reasonably priced restaurants; Close to public transportation;
Cons: Bed is too soft for my liking; Infinity pool is small, and so is the lounge area by the pool; Famed mai tais are okay. I prefer the mai tais at the Moana or Royal better; No washer/dryer in room; The table next to the TV, and the dresser were pilau. The maid didn't dust the furniture; At this price point I would expect mouthwash;
In summary, the pros far outweigh the cons. I'm doing to math to see if a unit can generate sufficient cash flow for me. Nonetheless, at $610/night (Nov), Trump is a very nice place to stay in luxury.
We stayed at Trump for 9 nights to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday and it was the most perfect stay. We travelled with our 12 months old baby, and they so graciously allowed us to check in early. The room was perfect in every way, spacious, immaculately clean and even though we had a city view room it was still a beautiful view and we could enjoy watching the Hilton fireworks display.
What stood out the most was how friendly and polite every staff member that we came across was, from check in staff to housekeeping, concierge and pool staff, everyone was friendly and so welcoming.
This hotel is a mark above the rest, and worth every cent. We’ve been to Hawaii 3 times and have stayed at other high end hotels but this was by far the best.
Thank you so much for making it such a pleasurable stay for us!